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prime minister netanyahu's salary is less than what even former presidents of the united states are paid. these guys will each get more than 200,000 taxpayer pension dollars in 2011 plus a huge office and security, et cetera. for this week's gps challenge question we asked you where the world's oldest winemaking operation was discovered. the correct answer was armenia, d. scientists say the wine they were drinking 6,000 years ago probably tasted a lot like merlot. go to our website for more questions and answers. thanks to all of you for being part of my program this week. i will see you next week. a victim of the arizona shooting is in a mental facility against his will. a new revised zodiac chart is released stirring up controversy and confusion. an astrologer joins us live at
4:00 to explain. it's hollywood's golden night. the most unpredictable award show of the season, the golden globes. we'll take you live to the red carpet at 5:00 eastern. there's an ironic twist in the aftermath of the tucson shootings. a 63-year-old man wounded in the attack is in a mental health facility after threatening an arizona tea party member. james fuller, a former campaign volume fear for gabrielle giffords, has publicly blamed gun right activists for the shootings. he was taken into custody at a town hall meeting yesterday after an outburst of a discussion of gun control. he said "you are dead." fuller was arrested for disorderly conduct and making a threat and sent to a mental health facility for evaluation. and there will be a funeral today for another victim of the tucson shootings.
dorwin stoddard was a retired construction worker who died shielding his wife from the gunman's bullets. stoddard's widow suffered three gunshot wounds in the attack. cnn's ted rowlands spoke to her. >> reporter: 76-year-old navy stoddard said she and her husband were living a fairy tale. they were classmates who shared a first kiss in school but didn't marry until their 60s. both were widowed and raised four children. she said they had a ball. last saturday the couple decided to meet their congresswoman, gabrielle giffords. >> tell her how we admired her for going in person out among the people. >> reporter: when the shooting started, mavy put himself between her and the bullets. >> i don't know whether he threw me down. my first thought was get down when i saw what was happening.
i think it was the last shots that killed him. >> dorwin was pronounced dead at the scene. >> he died on my leg. the side of my leg with me talking to him and telling him i loved him and kissing him. he saved my life and gave his for it and can't ask for much more. he would have protected me with his dying breath, the same way he loved me. >> reporter: mavy says she feels sorry for everyone involved including the man responsible. >> it's a horrible thing that happened. it touches so many lives and hurt so many people and that's why i feel no real animosity. i do forgive the young man. i hate what he did, but i don't hate him. >> reporter: mavy will make a full recovery but she'll be without the love of her life. >> that was ted rowlands reporting. funeral services for dorwin will take place at 4:00 eastern time
today at calvary church in tucson. today a walk for peace. hundreds turned out. a former classmate of judge john rolls was among them. >> the high school that judge roll went to and i was a classmate of his and so we went to his funeral. we went to christina green's funeral. we talk a bunch of our kids from our high school to work at the reception after christina's funeral. we spent the whole week kind of working with our kids and helping them through this process talking to other alumni. we really love the tucson community. it has rocked us all. >> judge roll was laid to rest last week. the walk to peace ended at giffords' tucson office.
the arizona shooting rampage is raising questions about congressional security just how well are lawmakers protect and are they concerned about their safety as they prepare to return to work this week? here now is cnn's sandra endo. >> what do you think about health care? >> reporter: just another day in the life of congressman jerry conley in prince william county, virginia. >> i won't support repeal. >> reporter: as he and other lawmakers get back to regular legislative matters on the hill this week, the mood and mindset are different with colleague gabrielle giffords still recovering from being shot in the head while at an event with constituents. >> you can't live with fear. you got to do your job and you got to -- you can't allow one one crazed individual to distort the democratic process. >> reporter: the cloud of concern is inevitable. lawmakers are in the public eye. sometimes targets of anger and discontent. last week the house sergeant at
arms sent this memo to members and staff with guidelines on how to stay safe. for example, members should contact their local police when they have a public event. report any individual threats and request a security survey of district offices. safety is a top concern for congresswoman rosa delaro. >> let's take precaution. i asked my staff to think about that. it's not just a safety of members. we have staff. we have seen that tragedy can befall their lives. what should we do? how should we make this a better and more safe environment? >> reporter: a lot of unanswered questions. how to strike the right balance between being assessable but staying safe. congressman connolly's aides are trying to take things in stride. >> we're in the public a lot. that's just part of the job. >> i always felt safe at all of the events in the two years i worked for him.
>> you can't put barriers between ourselves and the public we serve otherwise democracy itself gets lost. >> reporter: lawmakers may have to make some compromises in the name of safety. sandra endo joins us live from washington. what will likely be the business at hand on capitol hill this week? >> reporter: after a week of grieving for the victims of the arizona shooting, now lawmakers will be back on capitol hill resuming business as usual. and on tap on the agenda is the debate over health care. as you know house republicans want to repeal the reform law. democrats want to make sure it stands. that's a big debate. it was heated the first time around. this time we'll see what the tone is like because as you know president obama called for everyone to tone down the rhetoric. it will be interesting to see what lawmakers say many today are saying, look, let's have a more civil tune. a civil debate and work together to get things done. >> what about the issue of gun
control and laws already on the books? might there be discussion about that? >> you are hearing a lot more talk about gun control laws especially in the light of this shooting in arizona. a lot of lawmakers are talking about it. it's in the forefront of the public debate right now. as it stands there's nothing officially slated on the agenda in terms of gun control but we'll see that coming up in the weeks and months to come. >> sandra endo in washington. thanks so much. a state of emergency overseas looting and violence breaking out in tunisia after the president there flees the north african country. a live report on the efforts to restore order. [ female announcer ] in the grip of arthritis, back, or back joint pain?
popular uprising to force its president from power. tanks and soldiers have taken to the streets. our senior international correspondent ben wedeman joins us now. we understand there's fighting near the presidential palace and you're joining us via broadband. you are inside a safe place in a hotel because you are unable to do a lot of reporting outside of the confines of where you are, right? >> reporter: that's correct, fredricka. basically there's a 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. curfew. we're not allowed out. the police went around from room to room to make sure we all have our windows closed and there's nobody filming the battle that went on in the street for 2 1/2 hours there was a large gun battle between soldiers and we're not all-together sure. some people think they were battling against former members of the presidential security
service. there is that going on and in one of the suburbs another gun battle going on around the presidential palace there but by in large people are really concerned that after the excitement of the overthrow of the old regime that chaos is spreading between looting and poor and hungry and angry people looking for food and elements of the old regime still out there armed and taking revenge on people for the overthrow of the government that the security situation is becoming very dodgy. despite that, the thrill has not worn off that they overthrew a 23-year-old dictatorship. >> this is the most historical moment in all of history. people here are paying in their life and what we want to say is
u.s. has to change their policy against those regimes. they have to support freedom before those regimes collapse. >> reporter: and of course you asked who was in charge, that's not clear. we know that they formed a national unity government which details of which will be announced tomorrow. certainly the single strongest force in the country at the moment is the army. >> in general do people feel -- residents feel fearful, concerned or are they hopeful? >> reporter: well, they are all of the above. they are fearful because the excitement of the overthrow has been followed by some very serious really serious deterioration in security. they are hopeful that they managed to unseat this dictator
from 23 years so they are hoping that something good will come out of it. >> ben wedeman, thank you for that report. we'll check back with you throughout the day. appreciate that. the unrest and uncertainty are keeping many people off the streets this weekend as you heard from ben. ireporter sent us some pictures of the damage done by looters. his life, like so many others, disrupted. he was supposed to get married yesterday. the wedding is now on hold until he can safely travel the 18 miles to where his fiance is. gm recalls trucks and suvs. details straight ahead. how a nebraska teen made history at the miss america pageant.
some insight into how students are reacting to the tucson tragedy but first a look at the headlines. a nebraska teen has become the nation's youngest miss america. she's 17. teresa scanlan won the competition last night. she wants to go to law school and become a judge. considered a preview of the oscars hollywood is gearing up for tonight's 68th annual golden globe awards. glitz and glamour hits the red carpet outside the beverly hilton hotel at 8:00 p.m. eastern time. two films are leading the field with the most nominations. the king's speech and the fighter. general motors is expanding its 2011 recall of trucks and suvs to include some 25,000
vehicles. there are concerns the rear axle could lock up. the affected models includes cadillac escalates, suburban and tahoe. and the yukon and yukon xl also on the list. more than a week later people are talking about the tucson, arizona, shootings. you talked to some young people to get perspectives on what took place and how they are digesting it and what are their questions about moving forward? >> a lot of them are looking forward to what can be learned from this. what i keep hearing over and over again is students asking why wasn't this congresswoman better protected? it was par for the course for gabrielle giffords not to have security at her public events but students think they should have and sad that we live in a world where that's needed.
you'll hear that in in comment coming from a student named ben. he says this has proven to be a flawed u.s. defense. there wasn't enough security to prevent this from happening and saying we need security. if we live in a civilized society there won't be a need. another comment i have this afternoon for you comes from aubrey saying when things like this happen i wonder what were the signs this was going to happen? why didn't we stop this in advance? going on to say you never know what might be going on in people's heads and what they are thinking and capable of. there's an awareness among students that we live in a di dangerous world and regret that we need more security. >> did they have much to say about trying to create some kind of link between the discourse that we've been hearing people talk about? >> it's an interesting question. there was a student who said one of my parents is a republican and other is a democrat and we still find a way to get along.
for those that bring up the issue of gun control, we have other students as you see in the next comment who say this is more of an isolated incident. something we should have seen coming. and in order for someone to carry a gun, they need to have a mental stability test and jacob's comment like justin underscores a student perspective that this is someone who was mentally unstable and could have been an isolated incident but justin taking it a step further saying if he was mentally unstable, this is someone where he did plan it out and stable enough to target the congresswoman and should be tried and thrown into prison. a lot of different perspectives coming in from students. main ones i'm seeing have to do with security, why wasn't this congresswoman better protected and a lot of other kids saying this was sort of an isolated thing. it kind of goes along with a poll we saw recently. a national poll that found most americans didn't feel it was political rhetoric that led to this. it was more of a sort of
incident of somebody who in one student's words was simply psycho. >> strong thoughts from a lot of young people whether it be on this or other matters we talked about the last few months. thank you so much. appreciate it. flooding damage could take years to repair now. >> seen high water before and never like this. >> get an update on floods that have swamped australia and several other countries around the world and sadly a death at a tennessee zoo from an 8,000-pound elephant. the elephant being blamed for the death. details on what went wrong straight ahead. to my grandkids, i'm nana.
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cross country and check stories our affiliates are covering today. a zoo keeper has died in knoxville, tennessee, after an 8,000-pound elephant pushed her against a stall. the zoo says the elephant was not acting aggressively and won't be punished but it is having an independent investigation of the accident. 18,000 chickens are dead after a fire at a south carolina farm. fire investigators say the recent cold weather played a role in sparking that blaze. they believe a heater inside a chicken house caught fire and winds spread the flames. and nasa says that mission specialist was injured in a bicycle accident yesterday. he will be okay but nasa is looking into whether it will impacts his shuttle duties. he's scheduled to be on the february 24th "discovery" mission to the international space station. let's check with bonnie schneider now on weather.
something tells me it's calmer today after weeks of just crazy snow everywhere. >> it really has been a wild week. we still have ice and snow on the ground in atlanta. it's melting. the sun is shining. be careful in the south especially in shady areas, sidewalk not completely done with the ice. be careful. take your time to get where you are going. one of the things we are watching is brand new snow. it's not for the south but for the great lakes. areas used to seeing a lot of snow. lake-effect snow warnings in place for syracuse. we'll watch for he have snow bands across this area. now, at times we could see snowfall rates 1 to 2 inches per hour. be careful. it will be tough if you have to travel today and there is snow further out back to the west as well sweeping through chicago. but the big emphasis for extreme weather today is all of the way westward. the pacific northwest. it's been days and days of rain. two mud slides in western washington state on thursday. unfortunately the risk for flooding remains through areas
from seattle down to oregon and into northern california. we are looking at wet weather there and that risk for the region continues as low pressure travels further inland. there's a brand new front coming onboard that will trigger more showers and thunderstorms. what's really happening is tropical moisture coming up from as far south as hawaii just riding along the jet stream and that's where we see one system after another and it will continue to hammer the region. be careful out there. the rain amounts will be heavy as we go into the next few days. fredricka? >> if not snow, then rain. what are you going to do? just take it. all right. thanks so much, bonnie. meantime hundreds of people around the world have lost their lives in too much rain, flooding, all of that. one of the hardest hit areas the philippines where at least 47 people have died. hundreds of homes are damaged or destroyed. the country has been hit with heavy rainfall for weeks now. more than 1.5 million people are
affected. and similar scenes are being played out in brazil where the death toll is nearing 600. most of the deaths and damage are in mountain towns outside rio de janeiro. and in queensland, authorities say it could take years to repair damage from record flooding there blamed for at least 18 deaths and today flood warnings are in place in the state of victoria. an update now from alex hart with australia's 7 network. >> reporter: the sky over the disaster is enormous. 43 towns, 1,400 properties, and more than 3,500 people affected. it's getting worse at the northern border town. access to the river not such a selling point right now. >> seen high water before but never like this. >> reporter: authorities believe the levee will hold but it's all
hands on deck just in case. to the west they are preparing for once in a century event tomorrow. >> there will be vast tracks of land that will look like lakes. >> reporter: the second major flood since september. >> we could live with that. this is worse than that. >> reporter: the water is starting to recede at rochester but it's slow going no matter what mode of transport. >> i've never seen it this high either. this is the worst. >> reporter: higher than the previous record set in 1956. the cleanup has begun for some. others will have to wait a while longer. >> we just don't know where to stop. >> reporter: at least the main highway reopened allowing hundreds of stranded truckees to get back on the job.
china. this after receiving $43 million in aid from the state of massachusetts. how did this happen? we have the former energy and environment chief to the massachusetts governor joining us now from boston. explain to me how is it that a company that receives assistance in the tune of $43 million from the state of massachusetts could now say we're bolting? >> well, you know, in terms of the company they'll have to give some of that funding back. i think for our country really the larger question is how is it that a company like this could be fought over by four or five states three years ago and now conclude it really can't effectively manufacture in the united states at all and i think it really points to the massive subsidies being given by other foreign governments and lack of support from the federal government. >> how does the u.s. get ahead of that? if other countries will offer great incentives to say we would love for you to make house here,
what should, if anything, this u.s. government or state government do? >> well, first and foremost, clean energy industry in the united states needs a strong congressional new law calling for clean energy. clearly china is making a massive bet going 0% in solar production to more than a third. they are making a trillion dollar bet on clean energy and so is europe. the united states is out of step with the rest of the world and losing a large industry. hard to see. >> in a case like this, what did china offer that the u.s. can't assure this company in order to keep it here? >> well, i mean, low interest financing for their factory is one. you know, in our case the state provided maybe less than 10% of the capital 400 million or so invested in the private side and two-thirds of the capital being provided by the state guaranteed
customers, price support, things of that nature. you know, we really are fighting this with a pop gun compared to what is happening all around the world. >> it's just not enough when you hear the obama administration and president himself say we'll offer more tax incentives so that american businesses can continue to do business here perhaps export but it's not an issue of american businesses closing up shop and leaving, those tax incentives are just not enough? >> well, you know, first of all i think the president has done a great job but congress has really failed to act on the question of advancing the clean energy industry and that's really the principle failure but the recovery act was really orientated toward new projects so evergreen built their factory in the year prior to the recovery act so they couldn't get money from it and then the follow on the recovery act in the president's eyes was congressional action on clean energy and that's where we've fallen short so the markets aren't here and certainly the direct support is not here.
>> so as china's president makes his way to the white house this week for an official state visit, something he wasn't able to get in '06 under president george w. bush, why do you suppose president hu is able to say i believe we'll find common ground. he's quoted in "the washington post" as saying that's what he's hoping for and he feels quite assure there will be common ground between the white house and china this week. >> well, you know, i hope there will be. right now there's a brewing trade dispute between the united states and china relative to clean energy because companies like evergreen and solar manufacturing is really just departing the united states in the last couple years and it's facing competition from the chinese government policies and so i think we do need to address that and allow the united states to be more competitive. that's not there but some of the
failure is on the part of the congress where again as i mentioned before they have not moved forward with a clean energy mandate which is vital and makes all of the sense in the world. >> ian, thank you so much for your time. appreciate it. >> thanks for having me on. >> this young man is one smart kid. >> when we saw how bright he was in sixth grade is when we put him in high school algebra. >> my gosh. how a math wizard is inspiring his classmates and the goal that he's set for himself. to my grandkids, i'm nana.
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with maximum-strength medicine and no embarrassing odor. break the grip of pain with aspercreme. >> you tech geeks can't wait for this. we'll check out high tech gadgets after a quick look at the top stories. about 200 people staged a walk for peace in tucson, arizona, today ending at the district office of congresswoman gabrielle giffords. she's still in critical condition but breathing on her own a week after last weekend's mass shooting. later today the funeral for dorwin stoddard killed trying to shield his wife from the gunman. celebrations turned to lawlessness in parts of tunisia. the president fled the country on friday amid growing unrest. since then we've seen rioting and looting in and around the capital. ben wedeman reports the army is trying to impose order with a dusk to dawn curfew. he says a unity government has
been formed. the details are to be announced tomorrow. italy's prime minister denies accusations that he had sex with a 17-year-old nightclub dancer calling it "mud." he says his opponents have gone too far this time. the woman in question also denied the charges in an interview with an italian television station. watch where you walk. especially if you are texting. one woman found that out the hard way. watch as she falls into a mall fountain. that's embarrassing. that couldn't have really happened. after getting soaked you see she climbs out and no one saw. she's unhurt. goes on her way thinking no one saw that. that's what happens when you text and walk. tens of thousands of people attended the international
consumer electronics show in las vegas last week. the latest high tech gadgets were all on display and soaking it all in, marc saltzman joining us via skype from toronto. i know you felt like a kid at a candy store. it was fun, wasn't it? before we get into the best of show picks, where were the biggest trends or did you notice there was one singular trend? >> without question it was the tablet. and no surprise there given the success of the apple ipad and soon the ipad 2 but more than 50 new tablets were on display at the 2011 consumer electronic show ranging from 5 inches to 12 inches. some had slideout keyboards. one had a 3-d display. one could wirelessly communicate with a tv. it was a panasonic model to
watch two things at once. definitely a big trend in 2011. >> my gosh. if we're not multitasking enough and now it's taken to the next level. remember the woman who was texting and walking. see what happened to her. over to the best overall picks now not including tablets, tell us about the motorola atrix. >> the world's most powerful smartphone. the first to have a dual core processor and one full gigabyte of system memory twice that compared to other phones. almost runs like a pc now and speaking of which, you can snap it into accessories like the laptop dock which turns it into a laptop. instead of using your fingertip on the four-inch screen, you have a full sized keyboard, 11.6 inch screen and mouse pad and you can access all of your apps and that on the big screen. it will be a real big hit when it comes up this spring. >> this is insane.
it's unstoppable. tell us about the ion book saver. what's that about? >> this is a neat gadget that will digitize all of your paper books, magazines, and economics. if you buy an ebook reader instead of buying everything digitally, you scan your books. press a button. takes two pictures of each page and you manually flip the page and repeat the process. the company says you can do about 200 pages in 15 minutes. and then you import that digital book or article or magazine or comic into your ebook reader. >> it's funny. everything is getting smaller but that's the largest contraption i have seen in the whole tech world. finally sony added interesting features to its tv. what is that? >> that's the high end l.e.d. 3-d tv coming out in march from
46 to 65 inches. two features one is a built in camera that can detect faces so if you sit too close to the tv it will give you a warning and even turn off if the child doesn't move back and it will also -- >> we're in trouble in my household. >> it also blocks inappropriate content. another cool feature in these tvs is sony acquired a company called grace note. this means you can watch a tv commercial or a movie or a favorite show and you hear a song you like but don't know who sings it, you push a button on the remote and it goes online to the data base and will tell you the name of the song, artist and if you want to buy it then and there. >> when you were at this consumer electronic show, tell me that you experienced sensory overload. just from the segment, i'm at sensory overload right now. >> i felt like a kid in the candy store because i'm so passionate about this stuff. yes. it is a blast to the senses.
>> i couldn't do it. somebody would have to resuscitate me or something. all right. thanks so much marc saltzman. good to see you. >> likewise. thank you, fredricka. all right. an eighth grader in florida is a math wizard. he's racking up serious academic honors including an impressive s.a.t. score. we go to our tampa affiliate for the story. >> reporter: in a school filled with smart kids, this boy is a rock star academic. >> when we saw how bright he was in sixth grade, we put him in high school algebra. >> he has won accounting math competition, a robotics competition and in a johns hopkins competition as a seventh
grader, he got the highest s.a.t. score in the state including a 790 out of 800 in math. so close to perfect. >> i was really mad sort of because i was trying to think what did i miss and what did i do wrong? >> reporter: in front of a bunch of students i had him ask me some math questions that he figured were pretty easy. is that english? >> yes. >> say it one more time. >> if x squared plus 3 x -- >> that's easy? you have to work at it to be that smart but for this boy, that work is fun. >> i don't know. i think i just try to practice more. i don't take school as something of a grudge. it's more fun.
>> reporter: that fun paid off. the school board just recognized him for his achievements and his proud dad was there to soak it all in. >> he doesn't look at it as winning but more of an interest in whatever he's doing. >> reporter: winning by being smart is pretty interesting too. >> he's unbelievable. so he's already set his sights on a higher goal. he wants to get a perfect score on the s.a.t. and that's a combined score of 2,400 on all three parts, math, reading and writing and then he would like to pursue his dreams of becoming an aerospace engineer. something tells me he'll do whatever he wants to with those scores. and those smarts. the health care debate is back. we'll have a political update straight ahead.
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time for a cnn equals politics update. we're keeping an eye on all of the latest headlines on the cnn politics.com desk. here's what's crossing right now. the congressional health care debate is back. it was put on the back burner after the tucson shootings but house republicans now expect a vote on repealing the health care law later on this week. and new jersey governor chris christi is trying to explain comments he made about fellow republican sarah palin. he recently told "the new york
times" that palin rightfully has been criticized for following script. today he says his comments were not criticism but instead it was about an observation. and just one month after congress repealed don't ask, don't tell, a congressman is drafting legislation that could put the brakes on dmantling the policy. republican representative duncan hunter of california thinks gays serving openly in the armed forces could hurt combat readness a readiness and plans to author a bill to certify that the armed forces are ready for the change. and you're about to see photographs of john kennedy and his family that have been locked away for decades. white house photographer snapped these pictures capturing president kennedy and his family in private and public moments. for some reason they were printed and logged and then filed away until now. a collector purchased some
15,000 unseen pictures from the photographer's family and gave cnn the first peek inside the boxes. there's a lot of nervous energy right now in hollywood. the coveted golden globes will be handed out tonight. we'll tell you who the top competitors arend what they might be wearing on the red carpet.
one of hollywood's biggest awards show kicks off tonight. it's the golden globes as you know by now. this year's competition is fear. >> reporter: the social network has already received critical acclaim and now it's being recognized by the hollywood foreign press association as one of the year's top dramas. >> talking about taking the entire social experience of college and putting it online. >> reporter: it will compete for a golden globe against black swan, the fighter, inception and the king's speech. nicole kidman is up for best actress in a drama. johnny depp is up against himself in the category of best actor in a comedy or musical for his words in alice in wonderland and the tourist. both films were nominated for best comedy. mad men is nominated along with
hbo's boardwalk empire. last year's winner in the comedy or musical category "glee" is back against "30 rock." alec baldwin took home a statue for best actor in a comedy last year. he'll be up against matthew morrison. >> all right. enough about the awards. who will win it because of the best fashion statement? hal is the fashion director of in-style magazine. i asked him what to expect on the red carpet tonight. >> it really is probably the strong reasons for color in memory. i'm not saying no one will wear a black dress but if you do it better be sensational. this is not the season for black. when i see color, i don't mean pastel pink or ice green.
it's big, bold, solid color. it's fuchsia. it's mustard. melon. bright green. it's really the season for that. the difference between the red carpet and a real fashion show is that real fashion shows are about the unexpected. as much as we say we want to see the unexpected, i think people come to this with a preconceived notion of what hollywood glamour is and when they get surprised they sometimes don't react very well. >> let's bring it to accessories. angelina had those dynamite emerald earrings on. killer. let's talk about the accessories now and jewelry if that's going to make a big statement on the red carpet too. >> jewelry always does. in fashion right now it is a kind of cleaner moment in terms of accessories. i was talking to a couple accessory designers who don't want to be attributed to right now and don't want to blow chances for certain people but i think because this year because
the dress -- i don't say you won't see accessories because there's so much fun and i hope we do and that's what "in-style" is all about. you can have a jewelry that dominates or dresses that dominate. i think because this is such a big season for impactful fashion that the dresses will be front and center and jewelry make take a back seat. those emeralds last year on angelina jolie really did spark a trend of really big stones. >> i still remember it. it was jaw dropping. i remember that moment thinking those are the most beautiful emerald earrings i have ever seen. i'm still thinking about them a year later. thank you for joining us. of course you will all be watching red carpet tonight and tomorrow night the premiere of piers morgan. his first guest is oprah winfrey. oprah told cnn it was one of her toughest interviews in 20 years.
here's a sneak peek and oprah talking about her longtime love, steadman graham. >> i had been betrayed by somebody in my family who had gone to the tabloids and for $20,000 had sold me out and steadman came into the room with tears in his eyes. he came into the room with tears in his eyes and he said the story is out. i have a copy of it if you want to see it. and i'm really sorry. you don't deserve this. it was that moment. >> you looked at him and thought i love this man? >> i looked at him and thought here's somebody who is willing to stand in and stand up for you. and that's what love is. >> after oprah,